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Brian Donnelly, aka Kaws, is an American artist and designer born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. As a street artist, painter, illustrator, sculptor, publisher, his work touches on everything that surrounds the world of Pop Art.

After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration in 1996 from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Kaws briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator. Today he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Kaws began his career in the 1990s with street interventions. He superimposed his own work onto billboards, bus stops, and phone booth advertisements. As he became more well-known, his ads were taken down and collected by people. He created or reused well-known characters from comics and cartoons in his offbeat imagery. Subjects like the Michelin Man, the Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Sponge Bob, are all common figures rooted in the collective imagination that allows the artist to adopt a universal language. Kaws's goal is to make art accessible to all. He signs all his creations with a very particular trademark: figures with crossed-out eyes, making his style easily recognizable.

After becoming famous, Kaws appropriated different techniques and extended his artistic production to the world of sculpture and painting on canvas. The passage from 2D to 3D works is motivated by his search for greater mastery of space and reality. His sculptures can reach monumental dimensions. Some of his giant characters have been exposed in front of museums, and they never fail to draw the attention of passers-by.

Kaws's work is influenced by Pop Art, but also by artists such as Gerhard Richter, Claes Oldenburg, or Chuck Close.

As an established artist on the international scene, Kaws blurs the line between art and product design. He works with major brands such as Nike, Vans, DC Shoes, Uniqlo. Kaws has also established a presence in the music and film industry, collaborating with Kanye West, Burton, Pharrell Williams, and many others.

Kaws has exhibited his work in some of the most famous galleries and museums around the world. His works are a part of several permanent collections such as that of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, the Brooklyn Museum, NY, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA.


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Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Frute Brut, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Frute Brut

Kaws

Design - 33 x 23 x 20 cm Design - 13 x 9.1 x 7.9 inch

$1,131

Print, Gone | Companionship in the Age of Loneliness | Companion and BFF, Kaws

Gone | Companionship in the Age of Loneliness | Companion and BFF

Kaws

Print - 38.1 x 30.5 cm Print - 15 x 12 inch

$7,749

Sculpture, Pushead, Kaws

Pushead

Kaws

Sculpture - 27 x 14 x 9 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 5.5 x 3.5 inch

$3,111

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Boo Berry, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Boo Berry

Kaws

Design - 28 x 24 x 20 cm Design - 11 x 9.4 x 7.9 inch

$1,131

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Count Chocula, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Count Chocula

Kaws

Design - 28 x 18 x 20 cm Design - 11 x 7.1 x 7.9 inch

$1,131

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Franken Berry, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Franken Berry

Kaws

Design - 33 x 22 x 20 cm Design - 13 x 8.7 x 7.9 inch

$1,131

Design, Holiday United Kingdom Brown, Kaws

Holiday United Kingdom Brown

Kaws

Design - 25.7 x 13 x 8.9 cm Design - 10.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch

$792

Design, Holiday United Kingdom Grey, Kaws

Holiday United Kingdom Grey

Kaws

Design - 25.7 x 13 x 8.9 cm Design - 10.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch

$792

Design, Holiday United Kingdom Black, Kaws

Holiday United Kingdom Black

Kaws

Design - 25.7 x 13 x 8.9 cm Design - 10.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch

$792

Design, Kaws BFF X Dior, Kaws

Kaws BFF X Dior

Kaws

Design - 33 x 10 x 7 cm Design - 13 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch

$4,525

Design, Time off Black, Kaws

Time off Black

Kaws

Design - 20 x 32 x 15 cm Design - 7.9 x 12.6 x 5.9 inch

$1,131

Design, Companion Red, Kaws

Companion Red

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, Dissected Companion Brown/Red 1000%, Kaws

Dissected Companion Brown/Red 1000%

Kaws

Design - 71.8 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm Design - 28.3 x 14 x 9 inch

$16,855

Design, Holiday Take Blue, Kaws

Holiday Take Blue

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 13 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch

$1,527

Print, Tension No. 2, Kaws

Tension No. 2

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Print, Tension No. 3, Kaws

Tension No. 3

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Design, Flayed Black, Kaws

Flayed Black

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,131

Design, Passing Through Brown, Kaws

Passing Through Brown

Kaws

Design - 20 x 8.6 x 13 cm Design - 7.9 x 3.4 x 5.1 inch

$1,018

Design, Small Lie Black, Kaws

Small Lie Black

Kaws

Design - 27.9 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm Design - 11 x 5 x 4.5 inch

$905

Design, Flayed Brown, Kaws

Flayed Brown

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, Companion 2020 Brown, Kaws

Companion 2020 Brown

Kaws

Design - 10 x 43 x 4 cm Design - 3.9 x 16.9 x 1.6 inch

$905

Print, Tension No. 6, Kaws

Tension No. 6

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Print, Tension No 9, Kaws

Tension No 9

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Design, Separated Black, Kaws

Separated Black

Kaws

Design - 17.8 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm Design - 7 x 6.5 x 8 inch

$1,018

Design, Holiday Singapore Brown, Kaws

Holiday Singapore Brown

Kaws

Design - 26.7 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm Design - 10.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 inch

$905

Design, Small Lie Grey, Kaws

Small Lie Grey

Kaws

Design - 27.9 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm Design - 11 x 5 x 4.5 inch

$905

Design, Holiday Japan Brown, Kaws

Holiday Japan Brown

Kaws

Design - 8.9 x 24 x 6.4 cm Design - 3.5 x 9.4 x 2.5 inch

$905

Design, Holiday Plush Hong Kong Black, Kaws

Holiday Plush Hong Kong Black

Kaws

Design - 51 x 51 x 10 cm Design - 20.1 x 20.1 x 3.9 inch

$679

Design, Holiday Plush Hong Kong Grey, Kaws

Holiday Plush Hong Kong Grey

Kaws

Design - 51 x 51 x 10 cm Design - 20.1 x 20.1 x 3.9 inch

$679

Design, Holiday Plush Hong Kong Brown, Kaws

Holiday Plush Hong Kong Brown

Kaws

Design - 51 x 51 x 10 cm Design - 20.1 x 20.1 x 3.9 inch

$679

Design, Holiday Japan Black, Kaws

Holiday Japan Black

Kaws

Design - 8.9 x 24 x 6.4 cm Design - 3.5 x 9.4 x 2.5 inch

$848

Design, Holiday Taipei Brown, Kaws

Holiday Taipei Brown

Kaws

Design - 18 x 14 x 14 cm Design - 7.1 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch

$792

Design, Holiday Japan Grey, Kaws

Holiday Japan Grey

Kaws

Design - 8.9 x 24 x 6.4 cm Design - 3.5 x 9.4 x 2.5 inch

$848

Sculpture, Kaws bronze set of 12, Kaws

Kaws bronze set of 12

Kaws

Sculpture - 15 x 10 x 10 cm Sculpture - 5.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$63,347

Design, Resting Place Brown, Kaws

Resting Place Brown

Kaws

Design - 24 x 22 x 30 cm Design - 9.4 x 8.7 x 11.8 inch

$4,299

Design, AstroBoy, Kaws

AstroBoy

Kaws

Design - 37.4 x 16.2 x 12.5 cm Design - 14.7 x 6.4 x 4.9 inch

$7,918

Design, Family, Kaws

Family

Kaws

Design - 34 x 15 x 15 cm Design - 13.4 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$2,715

Design, BFF Pink, Kaws

BFF Pink

Kaws

Design - 35.1 x 14 x 8.3 cm Design - 13.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 inch

$1,950

Sculpture, Companion - Set of 6, Kaws

Companion - Set of 6

Kaws

Sculpture - 28 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm Sculpture - 11 x 5 x 3 inch

$7,909

Print, Urge, Kaws

Urge

Kaws

Print - 43.2 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm Print - 17 x 12.5 x 1 inch

$10,000

Print, Urge No. 1, Kaws

Urge No. 1

Kaws

Print - 43.2 x 32.4 cm Print - 17 x 12.75 inch

$10,995

Sculpture, HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4, Kaws

HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4

Kaws

Sculpture - 15.24 x 15.24 x 3 cm Sculpture - 6 x 6 x 1.2 inch

$1,648

Print, Kawsbob, Kaws

Kawsbob

Kaws

Print - 51 x 51 cm Print - 20.1 x 20.1 inch

$35,591

Design, The promise Grey, Kaws

The promise Grey

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 24 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 9.4 inch

$1,697

Design, BFF Black, Kaws

BFF Black

Kaws

Design - 34.3 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm Design - 13.5 x 5 x 3.5 inch

$1,278

Design, BFF Pink, Kaws

BFF Pink

Kaws

Design - 35.1 x 14 x 8.3 cm Design - 13.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 inch

$1,278

Design, Share Brown, Kaws

Share Brown

Kaws

Design - 31.5 x 16 x 10 cm Design - 12.4 x 6.3 x 3.9 inch

$1,414

Design, Holiday Space Silver, Kaws

Holiday Space Silver

Kaws

Design - 29 x 12 x 12 cm Design - 11.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$1,414

Design, Holiday space Black, Kaws

Holiday space Black

Kaws

Design - 29 x 12 x 12 cm Design - 11.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$1,414

Design, The promise Black, Kaws

The promise Black

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 24 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 9.4 inch

$1,697

Design, Flayed Red, Kaws

Flayed Red

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, Flayed Grey, Kaws

Flayed Grey

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, 3 figurines Small lie, Kaws

3 figurines Small lie

Kaws

Design - 28 x 5 x 5 cm Design - 11 x 2 x 2 inch

$1,810

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Pink, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Pink

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$905

Design, Companion Grey, Kaws

Companion Grey

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, Companion Brown, Kaws

Companion Brown

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,018

Design, Passing through Grey, Kaws

Passing through Grey

Kaws

Design - 20.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm Design - 8 x 6 x 6 inch

$1,018

Design, Chum Black, Kaws

Chum Black

Kaws

Design - 29 x 19 x 8 cm Design - 11.4 x 7.5 x 3.1 inch

$905

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Black, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Black

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$905

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Pink, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Pink

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$905

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What is Kaws’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Stunning Sculptures

When was Kaws born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1974